chicagoland food and beverage network career center

Post for Free On Chicagoland Food & Beverage Network Career Center Did you know that the Chicago area Food and Beverage industry is the second largest in the nation? Approximately 4,500 firms make up the cluster, accounting for 130,000 employees and $32 billion in sales! For these reasons, the Chicagoland Food & Beverage Network was created… Read more »

You were so close. You accepted that offer for an exciting new food & beverage position, tendered your resignation and felt great about the decision… …until you received a counteroffer. At first glance, that offer seemed like a great deal.Your employer offered you a raise with the potential for a promotion in the near future…. Read more »

paid time off as recruiting tool

That Recruiting Tool is Paid Time Off Although Americans are notoriously bad for not taking their vacation time—even when they’ve accrued it–paid time off (PTO) remains one of the most attractive benefits employers can offer. So, when you’re hiring, don’t underestimate its importance as a recruiting tool. Having outdated PTO policies or offering minimal vacation,… Read more »

In a job market where top food & beverage professionals receive multiple job offers, candidates size you up at every stage of the hiring process. So while you may have prepared thoroughly for the interview, and asked both behavioral and non-behavioral interview questions, your job is far from done. If you want more talented candidates… Read more »

1st Annual Meeting of the Chicagoland Food & Beverage Network Chicago, IL – Kendall College Skyline Room – October 4th, 2017   Joe Sommerfeldt, MSHR, and Food & Beverage Executive Recruiter with Kinsa Group will attend the first annual meeting of the Chicagoland Food and Beverage Network this evening from 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm…. Read more »

Question: We want to terminate an employee who doesn’t fit with our culture. Can we do this? Do you foresee any issues? Answer from Kyle, PHR: First things first, check your policies and any correspondence (like an offer letter) that have been given to the employee to ensure that you have established an at-will employment… Read more »

As a food & beverage professional on the job hunt, you should do everything possible to make your LinkedIn profile stand out to recruiters, right? Well, right – assuming, however, that you make it stand out in a positive way. Food & beverage hiring managers rely heavily on LinkedIn to source candidates, spending lots of… Read more »

Natural Products Expo East Baltimore, MD Convention Center, September 14-16, 2017 Vice President and Executive Recruiter Laurie Hyllberg will attend the Natural Products Expo East. The conference is touted as the East Coast’s leading trade show in the natural, organic and healthy products industry, attracting over 28,000 industry professionals and 1,900 exhibits to the Baltimore… Read more »

“Thanks, but I’ve decided to accept another position.” Ouch. After you’ve spent weeks recruiting, interviewing and vetting a candidate, having your job offer rejected can be positively demoralizing. Instead of onboarding a great new hire, you’re forced back to the drawing board. In the meantime? The position remains vacant. Work piles up. Your staff has… Read more »